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Why do music and addiction go hand in hand. Part one: alcohol

Promotional feature with Change Incorporated  Advertisement paid for by Change Incorporated (VICE) for its Quit Cigarettes initiative. Philip Morris International funds this initiative but has...

‘Riverdale’: is this major character actually dead?

It's finally happened. Last night’s episode of Riverdale may have finally put an end to a sprawling story line that began all the way...

It’s that time of week: here’s the NME crossword!

Here are the answers to last week’s crossword. How many did you get? ANSWERS ACROSS 1 Love Her Madly, 8 Sadboy, 9+7D Planet Of Sound, 10...

Coldplay’s new songs ‘Orphans’ and ‘Arabesque’ – reviewed: Jazzier! Classic rock-ier! Fun-er!

Coldplay are back with two new tracks! All the way from 1919, if the posters (above), quaint local newspaper classifieds and arch, typewritten notes...

Lady Gaga’s ‘Bad Romance’ at 10 – how the surreal single shook the pop landscape

Exactly ten years ago, Lady Gaga released ‘Bad Romance’, possibly her best and most bizarre work to date. Fizzling into being with a mantra...

Babymetal interview: ‘Metal Galaxy’ is the first step to the future of metal…”

On ‘Metal Galaxy’, Babymetal’s third album, the Japanese duo (third member Yuimetal left the band last year) explore new territory. Never ones to settle...

Tory techno? Nah. Somebody stop the Conservative’s attempt at seshy meme-making, right now

Transport your imaginations, dear reader, to a dystopian iteration of Boiler Room. In the bowels of a precarious club built entirely out of stockpiled...

When pop iconography turns political

Any good protestor knows you can find a wealth of witty and inspirational ideas by looking at your favourite movies, TV shows, books, and...

Cher’s 2019 UK tour is ludicrously good fun. Give her the Glastonbury legends slot immediately!

We all know that great old joke: “The only thing that will be left after a nuclear holocaust is Cher and cockroaches." But sadly,...

Birmingham’s new HMV Vault and the must-visit, monster-sized record shops worldwide

It feels like we only ever hear about record shops closing, or tiny boutique stores opening in their place. So it was with some...
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